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Trains, Trains, Trains

Trains, Trains, Trains

We have been doing so many train activities over the past week but I haven’t had much time to blog so I decided to put five of my favorites in one blog post.  1. Freight Train This activity I found at teachpreschool.org. After reading Frieght Train by Donald Crews, we set up this train center on one of our tables.  I used painters tape to make the track and photo copied a picture of the freght train from the book…

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Train Buffet

Train Buffet

This morning we set up a train buffet for morning snack. Before the children arrived, I used painters tape to make a train track around one of our classroom tables.   When it was time to eat, I set out different snacks in bowls around the the track. We told the children that these were stations where they could load their trains.   For the trains, I cut the tops off of several egg cartons and cut the bottoms in half lengthwise….

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Train Whistles

Train Whistles

These can be made with recycled items that you probably have laying around the house.  For each whistle, we used: – 1 toilet paper tube or 1/2 of a paper towel tube  – 1 small square of wax paper -1 rubber band The children decorated their paper towel rolls with markers. When they were finished, I poked a small hole near one end of the roll with scissors.  We used the rubber band to secure the waxed paper to the…

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